The rape of Carrie Buck, Paul Lombardo
Interviewee: Paul Lombardo. After raping Carrie, Clarence Garland left Charlottesville rather than fulfill his promise to marry her. (DNAi Location: Chronicle > Trial of Carrie Buck > Epilogue > Carrie says she was raped)
Carrie Buck was chosen as the first person to be sterilized because she was labeled a moral delinquent. She had had a child, but wasn't married. In fact, in later years Carrie told me and others that she had been raped by her boyfriend, that he had promised to marry her but then had left.
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Paul Lombardo talks about twisting the truth at Buck vs. Bell.
mma and Carrie Buck were committed to the Virginia Colony because they were unmarried mothers and were considered morally delinquent.
Paul Lombardo talks about Amherst County Courthouse was the first step of a legal case that would lead all the way to the Supreme Court.
Paul Lombardo talks about although Carrie was not feebleminded or morally degenerate, this was the way she was portrayed by the lawyers.
Paul Lombardo talks about the only photograph of Carrie Buck with her mother Emma, taken the day before she would stand trial before the collective onslaught of the American eugenics movement.
Paul Lombardo talks about eugenicists viewed sterilization as a means to reduce the tax burden of people who lived in public mental institutions.
Paul Lombardo talks about the father of Carrie Buck's child.
Carrie Buck sent this photo, taken on her wedding day in 1933, to Dr. Bell, still at the colony.
Paul Lombardo talks about Emma and Carrie Buck lived long lives and it is doubtful that either was mentally ill.
Paul Lombardo talks about Carrie's sterilization in context. Carrie's one-hour sterilization took place in 1927, the same year that Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs and Charles Lindbergh flew solo across the Atlantic.